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In Scotland, it is possible to apply for what is often referred to as a “quickie” divorce using the Simplified Procedure.The Simplified Procedure can be used in situations where you have been separated for more than two years or, indeed, for mor
Separation is hard for any couple but going through drawn-out and fractious court proceedings can substantially add to the levels of stress and anxiety felt by everyone involved. In this blog, our family law solicitors explain how a Separation Agreem
When a couple divorces, decisions must be made about how they will share out their joint assets.
Reaching the difficult decision to separate or divorce whilst living abroad will undoubtedly result in many uncertainties about how best to part ways.  There could be issues surrounding division of matrimonial property or arrangements for childr
When relationships between parents break down and they separate or divorce, children are often the ones most heavily affected. If it becomes impossible for a child to remain living with both parents, it can be a complicated and stressful process dete
The question of surrogacy is an area of family law which is not often discussed in public. Indeed, many people think that surrogacy is still illegal in the UK, but that is not the case. Provided it is not carried out for profit, then surrogacy is an
When a famous couple gets married – or when they get divorced – it is not uncommon for celebrity news sites to refer to the existence of a prenuptial agreement or ‘prenup' as they are often known. However, with record numbers of marriages ending in d
New figures from Direct Line Pet insurance showed that in the past 12 months, over 28,000 divorces in the UK involved a dispute over custody of a pet – that is more than one-quarter of all divorce cases.Disputes over a pet may not be the first thing
Going through a divorce is never a simple or straightforward procedure. However, when divorce comes at a later stage in life, and one or both parties have perhaps been previously married or had children from past relationships, the complexities can b
  It is very common for at least one parent of a child to be originally from a different country.  What is the situation regarding that parent returning “home” in the event of separation or divorce? Many parents do not realise tha
From June 24, 2019, new laws took effect which change how children's views are heard within court cases affecting them. This follows the consultation into how court processes could be made more child-friendly,  led by the Family Law Committee (F
The concept of a traditional family unit has changed and, in some situations, this give rise to problems. Figures from 2016 suggest that, not only can separation have a huge impact on the mental wellbeing of the family unit, but it has a financial im